Angry Artisans Block makers commence strike over cement, granite price hike

The block makers also threatened to increase the price of their products unless the price of cement and granite is reversed.

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The President, National Association of Block moulders of Nigeria, Alhaji Rasco Adebowale has announced that block makers in the country have commenced a five day strike following the increase in the price of cement and granite.

The block makers also threatened to increase the price of their products unless the price of cement and granite is reversed.

According to Adebowale, “We won’t really call it a strike but a break for one week after which we will decide on a new price for blocks following the increase in price of cement. As the price of cement has gone up, we are at a loss on how to sell blocks; so, we have called all our leaders in the six geo-political zones of the country to decide on the way forward.

“Starting from today, we will not work, sell or supply blocks to anywhere or anybody. This will enable us to work out how to sell our products throughout the federation. Cement is our major ingredient and we do not want to compromise on quality.”

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The price of cement in the market was increased recently to N2,300 or N2,500 depending on the brand.

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